October 23, 2010
I'm writing this on Thursday night as my family is busy around me packing sleeping bags, a tent, cooking pots, cold weather clothing, water proof gear, and more stuff I don't have time to mention. Damien learned a few tricks on his backpacking journey out west last month and we are excited to try some of these ideas as a family.
I won't lie to you and tell you getting ready for this weekend has been hunky dory "bliss" (a word way over used in my opinion). This trip is our first fall backpacking adventure and managing our time to both get ready and maintain our school/household routine has... ahem, stretched me a bit. Especially this afternoon (take out pizza for supper).
In case you're wondering, "why bother maintaining a homeschool routine when so much is going on", I have a good reason to stay focused. From November 22 till the New Year the kids I will be taking a break from some of our school routine to make time for celebrating family birthdays and the holidays. To craft together, create Christmas gifts, and enjoy other seasonal goodness so I must be as diligent as I can in preparation for those six weeks of "school vacation".
As I was typing this the family wanted to check the weather and Celine just came over to take a look. The night time low on Friday night will be a chilly 15 F. Oh my. (Don't worry Mom we have warm enough gear).
Hope you're all having a great weekend.
Photos from last weekend's hike up Kearsarge Mountain, North Conway, NH. Where we ate our lunch in the cozy fire tower/shelter at the summit and encountered a teensy storm at the top before heading back down. Such adventures!
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